8 Hacks For A Less Stressful Moving Day

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Moving out for the first time or moving to a new house is usually an exciting step in adulthood but it can quickly go south without adequate planning. You may end up forgetting to buy important things or losing some in the process of moving which can be extremely stressful. We all want to feel at ease on a moving day knowing that everything is under control. Though it’s hard to avoid these jitters, here are some hacks that will help you have a less stressful moving day.

  1. Pack Essentials In A Bag

Keep things you’ll need immediately when you move into your new place in a smaller bag. This allows for easier access and you won’t have to dig through piles of boxes and bags to get the items. Additionally, try to pack fragile things that can fit in a carryon bag such as makeup, separately so that you don’t end breaking them in the moving process.

  1. Get Moving Boxes

You can request your friends and families to donate boxes that they don’t use to help you pack your things. Additionally, most retail stores have stacks of boxes that they either give out for free or sell at a small price. The best part about getting boxes from supermarkets is that they have a variety of sizes. You can buy these boxes while you’re making your household purchases.

  1. Ask Friends For Help

As they say, many hands make light work. This is especially true on your moving day since you’ll have a lot of things to carry. If you don’t want to hire moving services, your friends and family are the second-best options to help you move. However, make sure you pick a crew that focused and dedicated to making your work easier.

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  1. Pack Jewelry In Food Containers

If your jewellery doesn’t have a storage box, keep them in the Tupperware. They’re big enough to hold all your jewellery. Additionally, you’re less likely to lose them since they’re all in one place and they won’t get tangled up. for smaller jewellery like earrings, try to keep them in a smaller container or paper bag then place them in the Tupperware.

  1. Use Bags To Reduce The Amount Of Small Luggage

Bags make it easier to carry multiple small luggage in one go. For instance, one bag can carry several books and small household items. This will cut down on the amount of time you’ll spend carrying things in and out of the vehicle. If you can, get bags and suitcases with wheels to make it easier to move heavy stuff.

  1. Protect Fragile Items With Newspapers

One of the most frustrating things that can happen during your moving day is breaking something. On top of replacing it, you have to clean it up when you still have a lot of moving to do. If you can get a hold of bubble wrap, you can cover your plates, mugs, and glasses with newspaper to prevent them from breaking.

  1. Get Rid Of Things While Packing

Sometimes, most of the load we move with is unnecessary and we might never make use of them. Try to avoid moving with clutter to your new place. You can, instead, donate to a home that will make better use of it. Additionally, if you’re planning on buying new appliances, try to offload your old ones before the moving day to avoid doing double work. How To Declutter Your Home

  1. Label Your Boxes And Bags

Whether you have 3 boxes or 15 boxes, when you’re moving, you’ll most likely forget which box holds what items. To avoid shuffling back and forth looking for things, label each box clearly with the items that are inside. For instance, if a box has cups and mugs, you can label them as kitchenware just to know where to place the box when you move. Remember to label which side goes up.

Check out 10 Must-Haves When You Move Out From Home

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